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Spring 2019 Startup Connector - No Ordinary Job Fair
Mar 07 - South Bay
Spring 2019 Startup Connector - No Ordinary Job Fair
Mar 07 - South Bay

The Startup Connectors is no ordinary job fair. We focus on bringing together fastest growing companies in Silcion Valley and alums at a high-energy networking fair.

Broaden your professional network, meet your future employer, employees, and/or business partners while keeping your fingers on the pulse of the local startup market. The event provides an evening of casual conversations, technical and business discussions while enjoying delicious snacks and beverages and learning from a panel of startup experts.

Benefits to Attendees:

  • Job seekers can survey a wide variety of local startup job opportunities
  • Potential investors, advisors, and service providers get a unique window into the technologies and business plans being considered (and funded)

Benefits to Companies:

  • Access to talented alums to fill open positions
  • Benefit of fresh thinking on business plans, product plans and technology horizons

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Date and Time
Thursday, March 07, 2019
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM PST
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Agenda
Company Set up
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Networking
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Location
Plug and Play Tech Center
440 Wolfe Road
Sunnyvale, CA, 94085

Few startups have the luxury of working with a technically strong team on something both interesting and impactful. At UnifyID, we thrive on tackling the hard stuff first, working closely with each other in building meaningful products to make how we see authentication today vastly different from the status quo: passwords. Imagine a world where you are seamlessly authenticated for purchases, can securely access your smart devices pin-free, and never needing to provide your mother’s maiden name as a way to show that it is really you. UnifyID is in the enviable position of working on a product with white-hot demand from enterprise clients across the globe seeking easier and more secure ways to authenticate their end users.Contribute to the bleeding edge of machine learning, security, and implicit authentication at an early-stage VC funded startup in the heart of downtown Redwood City. Come join our team and radically change authentication forever.

Aether engineers enzymes to enable low cost, sustainable chemical manufacturing across a range of industries. Aether’s radically empirical approach to biological engineering leverages proprietary ultra-high throughput robotics and deep learning to design enzymes faster and better than ever before possible.

Founded in late 2016, Pony.ai aims to build the safest and most reliable self-driving solution and deliver it at a global scale. Pony.ai’s fully self-developed software algorithms and infrastructure enables a vehicle to accurately perceive its surroundings, predict what others will do, and maneuver itself accordingly. Pony.ai is a privately held company headquartered in China and in the United States.

Sophatar offers a SaaS platform that ingests sales and presence data from various sources, uses data analytics to produce meaningful time- and location dependent content, and then drives personalized customer experiences via on-premise digital signage, and on- & off-premise mobile, to improve your bottom line.

Leveraging existing ecosystem of in-store sensors and devices, deep experience in retail, and cutting edge data science operating in real-time, Brain of the Store generates events based on customer shopping behavior, enabling a personalized shopper experience that is repeatable across all of a retailer’s stores.

Unlike existing analytics solutions that cannot provide actionable events in real-time and require expensive installation, Brain of the Store is cutting edge spatial artificial intelligence platform for the physical world that builds on existing data sources and works within installed retail IT infrastructure to transform customer experience.

Mercari is the selling app. We make it super easy to sell (or buy) almost anything. We all have things we don’t use, never used or simply outgrew. But that stuff still has value. Mercari gives you the power to simply sell it, ship it, and earn some cash for it. Fashion to toys. Sporting goods to electronics. All the brands you know and love. Our mission is simple: to make selling easier than buying. And with 40M+ downloads in the U.S. and 150k new listings every day, we’re just getting started.

doc.ai is an AI platform that enables machine learning computations on real world data to develop personal health insights and predictive models.

Sourceress’s mission is to help people find work that matters and make it easier to build great teams. We believe that the world is better when people understand the opportunities available to them. Our human-assisted AI platform delivers great results to our customers (customer quote: “I’d have a panic attack if you guys stopped existing”).

Because of this, we raised money at one of the highest ever valuations coming out of YCombinator (from OpenAI researchers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and others.) Our CEO scaled Dropbox from 200 to 1200 people as Chief of Staff, and our team has previously sold companies, published machine learning research, and worked at Google, Airbnb, McKinsey, etc.

Founded by three MIT alumni, Synapse is a venture-backed AI startup developing computer vision technology to automate the detection of dangerous and illegal items in X-ray images. Synapse is making life safer and more convenient by automatically detecting weapons, knives and other threats at airports, concert venues, schools and anywhere large numbers of people gather.

The system, which has already been used to process more than five million bags, is used at venues in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and Asia, where it has caught numerous sharps, firearms and other threats that operators would not have otherwise detected. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes the value of Syntech ONE and has granted Synapse Technology Corporation a SAFETY Act award for its technology platform.

Lentil AI is an early stage startup at the intersection of workplace communication and AI productivity. We are a spinoff from SRI (Stanford Research Institute), makers of Siri, Nuance, Intuitive Surgical amongst other ground-breaking companies. We recently secured our next round of financing to scale on front-end (mobile, web, desktop), backend and AI. We are based at SRI in Menlo Park and our founding team members have had previous successful venture backed exits.

 

At BlockRules, we believe that everyone around the world should be able to invest in new and growing companies and share in their successes. To make this a reality, we develop blockchain technology with advanced security features to connect a global investor community with innovators offering security tokens. We are powering the blockchain revolution by combining on-chain regulatory compliance with our easy-to-use interface for buying, transferring, and managing security tokens.

Bronze Sponsor:

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,950 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 37 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 262,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations.*

Why is Artificial Intelligence important to Wells Fargo?

AI is a key tool as we look to Build Better every day. The future of banking is providing personalized guidance and service
to customers and team members, driving greater operational efficiency, and better managing risk.

*Per 3rd Quarter 2018, Quarterly Fact Sheet

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